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Bright Spot: Technology Team Goes Above and Beyond To Provide Support For Students During Remote Learning

(January 7, 2022) The Rochester City School District’s Information Management and Technology Department has been integral in helping students, families, and staff make the pivot to remote learning this week.  On Wednesday, January 5, the District announced it would pivot to remote learning beginning on Thursday, January 6, as the limited number of staff and shortage of substitutes directly impacts the District’s ability to educate and transport children in a safe, efficient, and orderly manner. 

Technology support is being provided to ensure students have access to instruction.  As of Friday, January 7, the District had deployed 146 HotSpot/MiFi devices, 80 tablets to Pre-K students, 310 Chromebooks to replace ones not functioning correctly orbroken, and 340 Chromebook chargers. 

If students and families need technology support, they can visit In addition, the District will continue to support students and families during this pivot:

  • Grab-and-go meals for students are being served at 15 school sites from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Check here for locations.
  • Vaccine clinics are being held at select schools. Check here for more information.
  • The District is working with local pediatricians to maximize opportunities for individuals to get vaccinated.

The District anticipates a return to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 11 and will provide an update by noon on Monday, January 10.